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Henry W. Lightfoot Henry W. Lightfoot
Full Name: Henry W. Lightfoot
Date of birth: December 29, 1846
Date of death: August 27, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 11, 1881 - Dec 31, 1882 17th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Delta, Fannin, Lamar
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(4) 17th Legislature - 1/11/1881, p. 1. Listed as one of the "newly elected" Senators who "approached the President's desk and took the oath of office prescribed by the Constitution." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 9/3/1901, p. 142. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 27th Legislature, 1st C.S., 9/3/1901, p. 241. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 229. "He was elected to the state Senate in 1880; resigned the position in 1882 to give his undivided attetion to his law practice." Year Book for Texas, 1901, 1902.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • LIGHTFOOT, HENRY W. (1846-1901). "He was elected to the state Senate in 1880 and resigned in 1882." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry W. Lightfoot, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Henry W. Lightfoot, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial Resolutions  
    Places of Business and Suitable Buildings for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Commissioners of Appeals (Co-Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Quarters for State Departments, Select  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Revision of Rules  
    Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
     

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